Emmanuel Macron's prime minister survives a vote of no confidence, despite an unusual alliance of left and far right.
An update on electoral news, this months featuring Slovenia, Vanuatu, Iraq and Thailand.
Italy gets a new prime minister and Britain is about to do the same. They face very different challenges.
Liz Truss bows out, and the Conservative Party tries changing the rules to prevent further embarrassment. But the constitutional problem runs deep.
A new right-of-centre government is ready to take office in Sweden, but without the actual participation of the far right. Meanwhile, negotiations for a new government continue in Italy.
Another big defeat for Russia at the United Nations shows how little international opinion has changed since March.
Austria's president wins re-election for a second term, but with stronger opposition from the far right than had been expected. Also, state election results from Tyrol and Lower Saxony.
Covid-19 claims another victim, as the Danish government is forced to the polls over its illegal liquidation of the country's mink industry.
There were two Balkan elections on Sunday: Bulgaria seemed to take a step backwards, but there was modest progress in Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Brazil's presidential election is rather closer than expected, and a poor result for the opinion polls. Meanwhile, the electoral system disenfranchises a lot of voters in Latvia.